Swallows and Amazons

The Children's Touring Partnership presents the Bristol Old Vic production of

Swallows and Amazons

A new musical by Helen Edmundson and Neil Hannon. Based on the book by Arthur Ransome.

Tues 14 - Sat 18 February 2012

  • Presented at Belgrade Main stage
  • Tickets: £12 - £16.50 (Concessions £7 - £11.50)

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All aboard The Swallow! Follow Captain John and his able crew as they set sail to Wildcat Island on an exotic adventure to encounter savages, capture dastardly pirates and defeat mortal enemies.

An action-packed musical adventure for the whole family, Swallows and Amazons is a story of an idyllic era, of endless summer evenings and the beauty of youthful imagination.

This delightful and gloriously imaginative production is directed by Tom Morris who also directed the international smash hit War Horse, is written by Helen Edmundson, writer of the National Theatre’s astonishing Coram Boy, with music by Neil Hannon from the The Divine Comedy. Swallows and Amazons is presented by the Children’s Touring Partnership whose recent production of Goodnight Mister Tom starring Oliver Ford Davies received public and critical acclaim.

Special Swallows and Amazons boxes are now available to help make your night one to remember! For more information, please read the ticket information section on the right hand side.

Swallows and Amazons forever!

Running Time: 2hrs 25mins, including 20min interval

Tue 14 Feb 7:00pm
Wed 15 Feb 7:00pm Post-Show Discussion
Thu 16 Feb 2:30pm
Thu 16 Feb 7:00pm
Fri 17 Feb 2:30pm
Fri 17 Feb 7:00pm Signed Performance
Sat 18 Feb 2:30pm Audio Described
Sat 18 Feb 7:00pm

“Inventive Swallow is a sailing sensation.”

The Guardian

“A triumph – a thing of beauty.”

The Observer

“A terrific production – warm hearted, affectionate and fun.”

Daily Telegraph

“Perfect – a brilliant feat of nerve and humour.”

The Times

“Classic Ransome’s a cracker”

Daily Express”

Swallows and Amazons

Video: Watch the trailer for Swallows and Amazons

Posted on 30th November 2011

Watch this trailer for a sneak peek of the action in the family musical adventure, Swallows and Amazons. Read more

Podcast: Neil Hannon talks about the music for Swallows and Amazons

Posted by anon on 12th January 2012

We caught up with Neil Hannon from hit pop band The Divine Comedy to talk about the music that he created for family musical Swallows and Amazons. Read more